“If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.” ~ Billy Joel
Are you in a job that you hate? If you work full time you spend more time at work than you do with family or friends. If you truly dislike the work you are doing, or the environment in which you do it, your body/mind is in a negative state most of the time.
Chances are, when work is an issue, the negativity gets carried over in conversations after work hours. What is significant is that this negative feeling absolutely affects physical health . Scientific studies have shown that when we are angry or unhappy, that the immune system becomes depressed.
No doubt, an unhappy work life also affects relationships . If we dread going to work, or have to decompress each day when we get home, that does not make us the most pleasant person to be around.
If this describes your situation, it is likely time to start looking for another job. Career change can be stressful, but not as stressful as showing up each day to a place you do not want to be. Thinking about a change may make you realize that you actually do not want to do what you are doing any more: a lateral change will not change things all that much.
It may get you thinking about doing something completely different. At first, you may think that would be impossible, but if you truly explore all the options, you might find that you could switch gears, regardless of your age and stage of life.
An unsatisfactory work situation may be a wake-up call. You may need to get yourself “unstuck” and move on to what you really came here to do.
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